Neighbor threatens to smoke neighbor | Federal Way crime blotter

Following is a sample from the Federal Way police log:

• Man threatened with being smoked: At 12:23 a.m. Sept. 9 in the 100 block of S. 339th Circle, the reporting party called police to let them know their neighbor’s son had threatened to “smoke him.” The statement was made by the neighbor’s son after the reporting party confronted them about some guests they had on their back porch. The reporting party indicated they didn’t believe the neighbor’s son would follow through, but wanted it on the record.

• Just send $200: At 12:41 p.m. Sept. 9 in the 2100 block of S. 324th Street, the reporting party received a phone call from an unfamiliar number. The reporting party was unable to understand the caller, and handed the phone over to a friend who was present at the time. The friend said the caller indicated the reporting party was eligible for a federal grant, but only after they wired $200 through Western Union. The reporting party became suspicious after this, and declined to do so.

• You mean it’s a bad idea to buy stuff from the back of a van?: At 2:14 p.m. Sept. 9 in the 35000 block of Enchanted Parkway South, the reporting party was approached by two men who were selling home theater equipment out of the back of a Ford van. The reporting party initially declined, but contacted a friend to let him know these men were selling the equipment. The friend showed up and bought approximately $800 worth of equipment from the two men. According to the police log, the friend then went home and found the equipment to be faulty.

• Serial thief tries again: At 5:51 p.m. Sept. 9 in the 2200 block of S. Commons, police were contacted regarding a known retail thief. The thief, who had previously been barred from all Target store properties, was in Target again attempting to shoplift. The thief had a female accomplice. The female accomplice noticed that in-store loss prevention officers were onto them, and fled. After his accomplice fled, the man was detained and it was discovered that he had drug paraphernalia on him.

• I’m not at liberty to say: At 8:32 p.m. Sept. 9 in the 33000 block of 24th Avenue SW, the reporting party contacted police about an unknown man who had come to his residence. The man had indicated he wanted to talk to the reporting party about a mutual acquaintance of theirs. When pressed about the nature of what he wanted to talk with the reporting party about, the unknown man replied, “I’m not at liberty to say.” The reporting party then felt threatened when the unknown man gestured toward his waistband/front pocket, implying he had a weapon on him.

• Moped stolen: At 5:16 p.m. Sept. 8 in the 4700 block of SW 325th Place, the reporting party contacted police after his moped was stolen. The reporting party indicated the moped was completely home-built. Because of this, the moped has no license plate or vehicle identification number. The reporting party indicated the moped may have been in the driveway, or may have been in his open garage when it was stolen.

• Assault: At 1:13 p.m. Sept. 8 in the 2900 block of South 296th Street, the reporting party contacted police to tell them he had been assaulted. The reporting party indicated he was assaulted by an acquaintance and another person. After he was assaulted, the reporting party indicated the two suspects took a prescription bottle of oxycontin from him.

• Crazy ex: At 1:55 p.m. Sept. 7, the reporting party contacted police to say that she believed her ex had put glue in the lock for her storage unit. She indicated this is a known pattern of behavior from the ex, saying the ex had also put sugar in her gas tank previously.


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